Quinton, Thomas "Tom"

QUINTON, Thomas "Tom"

1956 - 2022

It is with deep sadness, that we announce the passing of Thomas Joseph Quinton on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.

After a lengthy, complicated and a very courageous health battle, Tom took his last peaceful breath at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, at the age of 66.
Predeceased by his Father, Laurence (Larry)Arthur Quinton (1999), and his baby brother, Timothy (Tim)Laurence Quinton (2000), he sadly leaves behind his beloved mother, Irene Quinton of Kirkland Lake, his sister Darlene Quinton, his niece Samantha (Marcel) Langlois and his proud role as “Uncle Tom”, to Owen, Ashton, Sawyer and Birdie.
It was in Matagami, Quebec where Tom would perfect his skills in hockey, baseball, lacrosse, golfing - and of course - his true passion of curling. During his lengthy time curling, whether it was weekly draws or bonspiels, he was always visible on the ice. Tom’s work life commenced in Matagami, Quebec as the arena manager, known by many as the “Iceman”.  It was very evident that he enjoyed his job because of his immense love and passion for the rink…
Tom relocated to Kirkland Lake in 1993, and quickly found his new sacred spot at the Kirkland Lake Curling Club where he enjoyed curling most, but you could also find him tending bar and being around his second family he called his friends.
Many didn’t know but Tom loved baseball and everything involved and could also be seen on the ball fields whenever he was needed to umpire in baseball tournaments.
As stubborn as Tom could be, he was loved by everybody and was best known to be a gentle soul and that’s what everyone admired most about him.
In honour of Tom’s wishes donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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I am so sorry to hear this news Darlene. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your mother Irene.

June Lamb, November 21, 2022

La famille Quinton

Mes sincères sympathies à la famille

Chantal Hunter , November 21, 2022

Toms family

So sorry to hear of Toms passing. He certainly put up a courageous fight. May he R I P.
Sincere condolences to his family.
Bill and Dianne Edge

Dianne Edge , November 21, 2022

the Quinton Family and Friends

So sad to read and hear about Tom, just finished talking to him up at the KDH a couple of weeks ago, and things were not the greatest with him. We have been curling friends since he came here, curled with him, drank beer with him and shared lots of stories. He certainly battled against the odds, had even a transplant which he got a few good years out of it, his appearance will certainly be missed around the KLCC, so sorry for the loss.

Rick & Judy (Cale) Gervais, November 21, 2022

Famille de Tom

Mes sincères condoléances à la famille, Tom était tellement une bonne personne , un bon sportif et un bon chum

Dino Sirois , November 21, 2022

Darlene Quinton

My sincere condolences Darlene, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Carr, November 21, 2022

Darlene and Family

Deepest condolence to you and your Family. Hold memories close to your heart, Darlene.

Linda Wilson, November 21, 2022

Darlene & Irene

Sending our deepest sympathay to you both in the loss of your brother & son.

Darlene & John Truchon

John & Darlene Truchon, November 21, 2022

Darlene & Sam & Family

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Brend Szalajko, November 21, 2022

Quinton Family

Our deepest sympathies to the Family. He will be sadly missed.

Richard & Colleen Callin, November 21, 2022


So sorry to hear of your brother Tom’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Linda& Jaak Järv

Linda Järv, November 21, 2022

Famille Quinton.

Nos sincères condoléances à la famille. Ancien compagnon de travail et voisin avec qui j ai eu beaucoup de plaisir au fil des ans.
Nous avons toujours garder un très bon contact.

Claudette et Réal Perron, November 21, 2022

Quinton Family

Tom was a great guy and I loved curling against him. The time I enjoyed the most was working bingos with Tom and Bearcat. We would talk about all sports and Tom was quite knowledgeable. The little old ladies at the bingo hall loved him too as Tom was also a bingo player. Thinking of Tom puts a smile on my face and he will be missed on the ice and behind the bar.

Don Studholme, November 21, 2022

Darlene Quinton

So very sorry to read of your brother's passing - very sad time for you and your family. Thinking of you...

Bev Blampied , November 22, 2022

The Quinton Family

My deepest condolences go out to Tom's Family & Friends. He was an amazing man. I will truly miss our weekly conversation & his many jokes. Rest In Peace Tom.

Louise Carson, November 22, 2022

Tom's Family

Sincere condoleance to the family and all the curling buddies !

Sylvain Dicaire, November 22, 2022

Tom's family

Tom touched my life forever. Met him in Matagami. Won curling trophees with him. He will always be in my heart.

Brigitte Lavallée, November 22, 2022

Darlene and Family

I am saddened to see you have passed Tom.
Tom was a very, very close friend of mine and we shared many things together. He was always there for me through thick and thin. He was a great listener and had a kind soul. I watched him curl at the curling club that he enjoyed so much. We laughed, we cried and we shared many long conversations and great moments together. We sure did many ventures together. Fun outings. His sufferings are over and “May He Rest In Peace”. Until we meet again Tom on the other side. You will always be a big part in my heart.

Ms. Michelle St. Georges , November 22, 2022

La famille de Tom

Mes sincères sympathies j'ai connu Tom à Matagami et eu la chance de le revoir plusieurs fois lors de tournois à Rouyn-Noranda et aussi à Kirkland Lake bon voyage et repose en paix.

Serge Barbe , November 22, 2022


Sorry for your loss. Our thought are with you at this sad time.

Ernie & Cindy Girbig, November 22, 2022

La famille et amis

Triste de voir un si bon gars nous quitter, le curling faisait parti de sa vie. Ce fût un grand plaisir de te côtoyer depuis 40 ans dans tous les tournois de la région. J'imagine que tu auras de belles discussions de curling la-haut avec ton grand ami et coéquipier de plusieurs années Steven Hanna.

Repose en paix mon chum.

Jean-Yves Lemay, Amos , November 22, 2022

The Quinton Family

We were shocked to hear of Tom's passing... We want to extend our condolences to his family. Tom was a great guy who loved to chat and reminisce. He spent many hours at the curling club, either curling or bartending. Such a great guy, you will be missed Tom.

Francine Archer, November 23, 2022

Darlene and family

Sad to hear of Tom’s passing. My deepest sympathy and may his soul rest in peace!
Donald Regan

Donald Regan, November 23, 2022

The family

My condolences…a nice guy gone too soon

Bob Zidar, November 24, 2022

The Quinton Family

I am so very sorry to read that Tom has passed away. He was a good guy and friend. After every chat we had, especially playing bingo every week years ago, we each walked on our way with a smile. Rest in peace Tom.

Ellen Watson, November 24, 2022

Quinton family

So sorry to hear that Tom passed away. God bless my deepest sympathies to the family. A great person and good friend. Had many good years of golfing and playing ball.

Richard , November 24, 2022

Tom Quinton's family

Such an honor to have known Tom, a true gentleman. I will have a Guinness and remember our friendship with a big smile.

Joe joyner , December 2, 2022

The Quinton Family

Im so sorry to hear that Tom has passed away..I met him at the Curling Club years ago ..had lots of chats..I grew up in Malartic and Val dOr so we had common interests
He was a great guy and he sure will be missed at the Curling Club..RIP Tom.

Barb Dickinson, December 2, 2022

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